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Lutheran Church definition

A Protestant denomination that arose from the teachings of Martin Luther. Lutherans are known for their stress on the doctrine of justification by grace, through faith, and for their insistence on the Bible alone as a rule of faith. Lutherans practice baptism of infants and believe that Jesus is really, not just symbolically, present in the sacrament of Communion.

Note: The Lutheran Church is strongest among the people of Germany and Scandinavia, where it is an established church, supported by the government. In the United States, it is strongest among people descended from Germans and Scandinavians.
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  • Yes: she was indeed a member of the lutheran church, she thanked God.

    Feats on the Fiord Harriet Martineau
  • He cannot be called orthodox from the standpoint of the established lutheran church.

    Six Major Prophets Edwin Emery Slosson
  • These notes were found on the organ of the lutheran church at Cthen only.


    Charles Francis Abdy Williams
  • "Oh—the lutheran church," said Ingeborg, catching at a straw.

    The Pastor's Wife Elizabeth von Arnim
  • The lutheran church teaches the great central doctrine of the Gospel, that we are saved by faith alone without works.

  • The lutheran church abides by the teachings of Scripture even when she cannot understand them.

  • The compass of the pedals in this toccata shows that it must have been written for the organ in the lutheran church at Cthen.


    Charles Francis Abdy Williams
  • The lutheran church began mission work in Japan only four years ago, and as yet her mission is small.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • Later he joined the lutheran church and lived a pious Christian life.

    Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  • The lutheran church was, moreover, the state church of both countries.

    The Story of Our Hymns

    Ernest Edwin Ryden

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